Illustration: Richard Collier
#10 Suburbia + Capital
Walls of Money: Suburban space and the financialisation of the city
Denis Linehan (Urban Geographer UCC) discusses the increasingly transactional nature of urban space in Dublin, and the need for urbanists to better understand the political climate in which the built environment is being produced.
Reconceptualising the Suburbs: The socio-spatial processes of regional and global urbanisation
Philip Lawton (Lecturer in Geography NUIG) outlines the socio-spatial processes of regional and global urbanisation, questioning the usefulness of typical suburbia/downtown binaries in understanding a more complex metropolitan condition.
Suburban Speculation: Dublin's 19th century suburbs and the making of the middle-classes
Stephanie Rains (Lecturer Maynooth University) reveals the long history of entanglement between property speculators, the press, politicians and financial institutions in Ireland, and how this dominant model of development led to the emergence of Dublin's oldest suburbs.